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Proposed Search Fee Threatens Access to Public Court Records
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 02:52 PM EDT
The friendly article is here.

I haven't read the proposed bill, but I may have to do so, because I'm extremely interested in seeing how its writers have defined "journalist". Has anyone looked this up yet?

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The DMCA conference streaming seems to use Silverlight
Authored by: Tkilgore on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 07:42 PM EDT
At least, I could not get anything to work, and there was a prominently
displayed request for me to download Silverlight.

It seems that some of the most interested parties can not see anything from that
conference. Surely the hosts of a conference at Santa Clara University Law
School must be aware that there are serious issues in regard to Silverlight? At
the very latest, the issue came up during the Conference on Software Patents
back in November.

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Surprise: Register Of Copyrights Expected To Call For Reduction In Copyright Term
Authored by: UncleVom on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 09:31 PM EDT
The lack of coverage is what happens when the news media is largely owned by
parties who want to either maintain the status quo or increase the term of

Beware vertical integration it wants to kill freedom of the press/media.

Hooray for what are relatively niche publications on the internet that give you
more choice, can gather eyes and help to initiate change.

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from Wired: Federal Judge Finds National Security Letters Unconstitutional, Bans Them
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 10:09 PM EDT


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On-topic suggestion for newspick:
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 10:40 PM EDT
This was posted today on Dave Farber's "Interesting-People" list. It sounds like something the Groklaw community might have a great deal of interest in.

(I hope including the whole item here isn't a violation of anything... I'm erring on the side of completeness.)

From: Jonathan Askin <>
Date: March 15, 2013 5:26:31 PM EDT
To: "Dave Farber ("


I wanted to let your community know that a team of Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) students and I are today (in advance of America's move tomorrow, March 16, from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” patent regime). I thought you might find it blog-worthy or otherwise transmit to your community. I’ve posted the announcement to blog.

Our objective is to provide a platform for small innovators to post their ideas for the world before a well-heeled enterprise can file a patent on the same idea with the Patent Office. One consequence of the move from “first to invent” to “first to file” is that it will likely be difficult for small inventors to beat larger enterprises to the patent office with their innovations. First-to-Disclose is an effort to counterbalance the burden imposed on small inventors. Info is available at

We’ll likely get some minor attention from the patent law community, but I hope the positive ramifications will resonate for years.

Anyway, I thought you and those in your orbit would dig it.

All my best, Jonathan

Prof. Jonathan Askin
Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic
Brooklyn Law School
One Boerum Place
Third Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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